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Helping your child after a traffic collision

When someone is hit by a car, their life may change in various ways, whether they sustain an immobilizing injury or take on costly medical bills. However, car accidents can be particularly devastating for parents when their children are injured in a crash. Sadly, some parents have had to face the unimaginable pain that comes with losing a child due to someone else’s reckless driving. If you and your child are struggling with the aftermath of an auto collision, it is vital to go over your options closely.

Traffic crashes and posting on social media

There are many aspects of traffic collisions that victims have to consider, such as recovering from the physical consequences of a crash (broken bones, lacerations, etc.) to addressing the emotional and even financial ramifications (hospital bills, missed work). If you were involved in a traffic collision recently, it is important to remember that there are even more factors you may want to take into consideration. For example, it would probably be a good idea to watch what you share on social media, particularly if you anticipate legal action or filing an insurance claim.

Reviewing large truck rollover crashes

Any type of traffic collision can result in the loss of life or cause serious injuries. However, those which include a large truck, such as a semi truck or a delivery truck, can be particularly troublesome. Unfortunately, trucks of this size pose a serious risk to other people on the road when truck drivers lose control for whatever reason. Sometimes, these trucks also flip over, which can cause a truck to careen into another vehicle or pose a serious threat laying on its side in the middle of the road. Our firm knows how difficult these collisions can be for victims who are directly involved and their family members too, in some cases.

Problems involving eyesight and car crashes

Drivers have to keep an eye out for all sorts of hazards when they get in their vehicle, such as roads covered in ice or other drivers failing to follow the rules of the road. However, there are certain risk factors that could affect drivers who are very concerned about traffic safety when they get behind the wheel, such as poor eyesight and visual disturbances. Regrettably, the victims of an accident may face the same hardships regardless of the reason why they were hit, from those which affect them financially (medical costs, lost wages), physically (broken bones, pain), and mentally (PTSD, depression, etc.). If you were hit by a driver who could not see the road properly, you should firmly defend your rights.

Being mindful of less common distractions

Drivers have to pay attention to many things while on the road, from the speed limit to signs and reckless behavior of other drivers. However, it is also crucial to watch out for any distractions that could make a crash more likely. Our law firm knows that cell phones are a common cause of distracted driving, but there are many other different distractions that can interfere with someone's ability to operate their vehicle safely. In order to reduce the chances of a crash, it is pivotal for you to watch out for these risks.

Where do most fatal rollover crashes occur?

With rollover accidents, there are a variety of factors to consider. Sometimes, people are able to walk away from these wrecks relatively unscathed, while others sustain a serious injury or pass away. Some rollover crashes are caused by another driver's negligence, while others only involve one vehicle. Although any type of traffic collision can be deadly, rollover accidents are especially concerning. As a result, it may be beneficial to familiarize yourself with some of the characteristics of these collisions, such as where they occur and other statistics.

Auto crashes and fall weather hazards

Motor vehicle collisions can happen at any time of year and for a variety of reasons. From drowsy or distracted driving to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, people find themselves seriously hurt or even killed in traffic crashes that were entirely preventable. With fall weather approaching, it is important to point out some of the weather hazards that may also lead to a crash in Broomfield and across all of Colorado. People often recognize the serious risks associated with ice and snow, but some may not be aware of just how hazardous rain, strong winds, and fog can be.

How often does poor weather cause car accidents?

Many people recognize the risks that come with driving while intoxicated, going over the speed limit, falling asleep behind the wheel, and failing to pay attention to the road. However, there are other potential hazards, such as poor weather conditions, which can contribute to an accident. From snow and ice to wind, fog, and rain, it is vital for drivers to be vigilant at all times, especially when the weather deteriorates.

Are work zone crashes becoming more common?

Each day, many different types of accidents happen on roads and construction sites across the country. However, some workers are hurt in a work zone crash while trying to perform their job duties. Whether Colorado drivers fail to pay attention to the road or ignore speed limits, there are different reasons why these crashes keep happening. However, they can generate many different hardships for victims and their families. Regrettably, an increase in the number of these crashes has been seen in recent years and it is pivotal for workers to be aware of the risks.

Understanding who can file a wrongful death claim

To lose a loved one in Broomfield unexpectedly is tragic, no matter the circumstances. Yet if you were to later discover that his or her loss was due to another’s negligence, your grief may be compounded even more. Countless past clients have come to us here at Ciancio Ciancio Brown PC after having gone through such events wondering what legal recourse they may have. Civil action may be available to you, yet that begs the question of who is allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado?

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